Differences Between Fake and Real Diamonds
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Differences Between Fake and Real Diamonds

Of course you are aware that a real diamond will command a better price than a simulated one, for obvious reasons. But is it really worth it to pay the higher price for the real thing? The answer depends on you and your purpose in buying the ring.

Are you buying the ring for yourself so you can flash some bling? Or are you buying this ring for another person you may live with for the rest of your life? Different situations, possibly different answers. Here are some considerations.

What Are Simulated Diamonds?

You have seen a few of these items, I’m sure:

  • Cubic zirconia
  • Moissanite
  • White Sapphire
  • Zircon
  • Rutile
  • Spinel
  • Synthetic Garnet

All of the above are considered stimulants, and not synthetic. The difference is that synthetic diamonds are made in a laboratory, while the list above is composed of gems that already exist in nature. They are not made from carbon, as synthetic diamonds are.

The Clarity of Simulated vs. Real Diamonds

Clarity refers to number and placement of the flaws occurring in the gem. All but the best and most expensive diamonds have these flaws. Simulated diamonds, because they have been modified in a lab, have fewer or no flaws.

These facts should help you when choosing a gemstone.